Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook: Interview with Ellen Gormley and Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I’m thrilled to post an interview with designer and author Ellen Gormley.  I love crocheting afghans (in fact, at one point, I made nothing else for about 3 years straight!) and recently heard about her new book, Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook, on the Getting Loopy podcast.  I then read … Read more

Interview with Creativity Coach, Carlota Zimmerman

Today’s interview is with Carlota Zimmerman, a Creativity Coach in New York City.  Carlota and I actually went to high school together, and we have since kept in touch as her journey brought her to Wellesley College (class of ’96), working and traveling in Russia, a career in network news, and then a J.D. from … Read more

Crochet Book Review: Crochet Compendium

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m reviewing Crochet Compendium: The Ultimate Collection of Crochet Techniques, edited by Connie Ellison.  I have recently updated my crochet book collection, which is why you are seeing so many book reviews!  The Crochet Compendium is an interesting book for the crocheter who is looking to branch out and learn … Read more

Crochet Book Review: Everything Crochet

This post includes affiliate links. Today I’m reviewing Everything Crochet: A Must-Have Reference Book for the Serious Crocheter!, edited by Carol Alexander and Connie Ellison, a new crochet guide (with the subheading “A must-have reference for the serious crocheter!) published by DRG as an Annie’s Attic book. Everything Crochet is a book book I would recommend … Read more

Book Review: The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I finished reading Shannon Okey’s The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design. The book is a primer for getting started as a (hand) knitting or crochet designer.  It addresses the business end of designing (e.g., writing up, testing, printing, marketing patterns) and is not a guide on how to … Read more

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